Great American Teach-In

Is Your School Wild About the Zoo?

Invite us to your school for the Great American Teach-In!

We are committed to continuing to bring you educational and engaging learning experiences that bring you eye to eye with animals at ZooTampa to help your students learn about the conservation stories connected with the animals in our care. This year ZooTampa is exploring opportunities to offer the Great American Teach-In as a virtual experience supporting all of the learning environments in our community. Send us an invite if you're interested in being considered for this opportunity!

Each November we are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in the Great American Teach-In, an important educational opportunity. Last year, we were humbled to receive more than 150 requests for speakers from teachers, administrators, parents, and students. We are proud to have sent 15 staff members and volunteers to visit 10 Bay area schools, which enabled us to reach more than 2,200 children.

If you would like to invite the Zoo to your school, please fill out our simple request form for lottery-style potential selection. The schools we select are randomly chosen at the end of October each year. While we regret we are unable to fulfill every request, we strive to provide supplemental educational resources by way of self-guided field trips and teacher packets.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that depends on the work of staff, volunteers and committed supporters throughout our community to provide quality programs and services. We can appreciate firsthand the hard work of you and your colleagues to provide excellence in education, and hope that we can work together in that endeavor.

Thank you for considering ZooTampa for your Great American Teach-In needs.

Lottery-style selection of schools will happen at the end of October each year. Click below to join our interest list for the 2021-22 school year.

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